1995 Wicklow by-election

A by-election was held in the Dáil Éireann Wicklow constituency in Ireland on 29 June 1995. It followed the death of Independent Teachta Dála (TD) Johnny Fox on 17 March 1995.

1995 Wicklow by-election

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Turnout(53.5%)
 
Nominee Mildred Fox Dick Roche Tom Honan
Party Independent Fianna Fáil Fine Gael
First preferences 11,724 10,060 5,503
Percentage 26.9% 23.1% 12.6%
Final count 22,922 14,895

 
Nominee Tim Collins Nicky Kelly John McManus
Party Labour Party Independent Democratic Left
First preferences 5,064 4,556 2,841
Percentage 11.6% 10.5% 6.5%
Final count

 
Nominee Emer Singleton Susan Philips Charlie Keddy
Party Green Party Independent Independent
First preferences 1,565 1,627 254
Percentage 3.6% 3.7% 0.6%
Final count

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TD before election

Johnny Fox
Independent

Elected TD

Mildred Fox
Independent

The election was won by Independent Wicklow County Councillor Mildred Fox, daughter of Johnny Fox.

Among the candidates were Senator, Wicklow County Councillor, former and future TD and future Minister Dick Roche, Wicklow County Councillor Tom Honan, future Wicklow County Councillor Nicky Kelly, former Wicklow County Councillor and then husband of sitting TD Liz McManus, John McManus and Wicklow County Councillor Susan Philips.

ResultEdit

1995 Wicklow by-election
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Mildred Fox 26.9 11,724 11,872 12,627 13,119 13,928 15,131 17,793 22,922
Fianna Fáil Dick Roche 23.1 10,060 10,135 10,352 10,536 11,194 11,968 13,056 14,895
Fine Gael Tom Honan 12.6 5,503 5,529 5,725 5,912 6,246 7,996 9,971  
Labour Party Tim Collins 11.6 5,064 5,139 5,279 5,591 6,527 7,203    
Independent Nicky Kelly 10.5 4,556 4,635 4,729 4,943 5,250      
Democratic Left John McManus 6.5 2,841 2,907 2,956 3,249        
Independent Susan Philips 3.7 1,627 1,663            
Green Party Emer Singleton 3.6 1,565 1,674 1,816          
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.6 254              
Workers' Party Frank Hayes 0.5 211              
Natural Law Desmond Garrett 0.2 104              
Independent Jim Tallon 0.2 80              
Electorate: 81,525   Valid: 43,589   Quota: 21,795   Turnout: 53.5%

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